schizo

[ skit-soh ]
/ ˈskɪt soʊ /
Informal.

noun, plural schiz·os.

a schizophrenic or schizoid person.

adjective

schizophrenic or schizoid.
crazy; wildly eccentric; lunatic.
Also schiz. Sometimes schit·zo, schitz.

Origin of schizo

1940–45; by shortening; cf. -o

Definition for schizo (2 of 2)

schizo-


a combining form meaning “split,” used in the formation of compound words: schizogenetic.
Also especially before a vowel, schiz-.

Origin of schizo-

< Greek, combining form representing schízein to part, split
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British Dictionary definitions for schizo (1 of 2)

schizo

/ (ˈskɪtsəʊ) taboo /

adjective

schizophrenic

noun plural -os

a schizophrenic person

British Dictionary definitions for schizo (2 of 2)

schizo-

before a vowel schiz-


combining form

indicating a cleavage, split, or divisionschizocarp; schizophrenia

Word Origin for schizo-

from Greek skhizein to split
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Medicine definitions for schizo

schizo-


pref.

Split; cleft:schizotrichia.
Cleavage; fission:schizogenesis.
Schizophrenia:schizoid.
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